Clearly we are dealing with a very difficult situation but students and staff are being amazing and pulling together to try to make school as normal as possible.
We have our own support and external counsellors in school today, and hope to for the rest of the week and beyond as necessary. Some students and staff have already accessed this support but if you feel this is something your son/daughter would find useful, please contact school and we will make the arrangements needed.
I would urge you to keep in touch with us if there is anything you need. I have included links below to a number of external agencies which we believe are very useful sources of support and advice.
Very best wishes
Sources of Information & Support :
Winston’s Wish (The Charity for bereaved children)
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05
Samaritans (Confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis)
Phone : 0845790 90 90
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (Local self-help and support groups for those bereaved through suicide)
Helpline : 0844 561 68555
The Compassionate Friends (Support for bereaved parents who have lost a child of any age and from any circumstance)
Phone : 0845 123 2304
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 0800 1111
Child Bereavement Charity
Support and Information Line 01494 568900
The charity offers a range of Information Sheets written specifically for young people. Please do contact us if you would like to find out more, or if you have any questions. Our website has a forum where young people can tell us about their thoughts and experiences to help us help other young people.
Phone: 0808 808 1677
This is the children and young people’s branch of Cruse Bereavement Care. The website contains helpful information for bereaved young people aged 12-18 years, a forum for sharing feelings and links to other organisations.
Out of hours mental health base at Blackpool Victoria (12pm - 4pm Saturdays & Sundays only)
Phone: 07810 696565
Duty Number : 01253 957166